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Meet the Editors: Katherine Connor Martin

Meet Katherine Connor Martin, our Head of US Dictionaries, and part of the team tasked with ensuring that the Oxford English Dictionary keeps up with changes in American English and accurately…

Release notes: parenting words

The last ten years have been particularly fruitful ones for the Oxford English Dictionary. Over that time, staff have celebrated the birth of twenty-five babies, and a lexicographer bringing a…

Release notes: Beltway

The lexicographical byways of the political highway If you are British then you quite possibly have not heard of a beltway before; if you are American you might read or hear the…